Thomas Cronin

Senior Vice President | Banks & Thrifts
Direct (516) 396-7936 | tcronin@laurelhill.com

Thomas Cronin is a Senior Vice President of Business Development at The Laurel Hill Advisory Group, LLC, a specialized strategic consulting and advisory services firm that provides a full range of proxy solicitation and information agent services. With 30 years of experience, Tom specializes in friendly mergers and acquisitions, unsolicited takeovers, proxy contests, bank and thrift and insurance conversions and corporate governance consulting. 

Tom has done extensive work in developing successful strategies in communicating with stakeholders. He has worked on numerous contested campaigns, including PeopleSoft Inc. vs. Oracle; Texaco Inc. vs. Carl Icahn; ValueAct Capital vs. Acxiom; Bancorp Rhode Island Inc. vs. PL Capital, LLC; and Openwave Systems Inc. vs. Harbinger Capital Partners. Tom represented Bank One Corporation in its $55 billion merger with J.P. Morgan Chase; Bank of America and its $50 billion merger with Merrill Lynch; and Merck in its $41 billion merger with Schering Plough. He has also been involved with private equity transactions with Friendly’s, Blair Corporation and Kanbay International. 

Prior to joining The Laurel Hill Advisory Group, LLC, Tom was Senior Managing Director at the proxy solicitation firm of Georgeson Inc. Georgeson acquired Kissel-Blake Inc. in 1998, a proxy solicitation and consulting firm where Tom served as Vice President. Prior to Kissel-Blake, Tom was Vice President at D. F. King & Co., Inc. and Proxy/Stockwatch Analyst at Morrow & Co., LLC.